Tuesday news: no news for Tuesday

DMZ · January 23, 2007 at 10:38 am · Filed Under General baseball 



18 Responses to “Tuesday news: no news for Tuesday”

  1. pensive on January 23rd, 2007 10:53 am

    I remember last year Dave was suggesting signing Jacque Jones. It seems Lou would rather have Cliff Floyd. Why? And why would the Cubs seem to have so much trouble trading him. To bad Ms are not constructed in a way they could right last years mistake and pick Jacque up now.

  2. D Truth on January 23rd, 2007 10:55 am

    Rockies agree to sign Brian Lawrence. That’s big news! The M’s are off the hook of signing another injuried ex-National.

  3. Tek Jansen on January 23rd, 2007 11:12 am

    They can still grab Tony Armas.

  4. RaoulDuke37 on January 23rd, 2007 11:18 am

    On FSN last night they were showing a classic M’s game, June 16, 2006 vs. SFG. In the bottom of the first I got to watch this CLASSIC Mariners inning.

    Bottom of the First:

    Suzuki homered;
    Beltre singled to left;
    Lopez singled to left [Beltre to second];
    Ibanez flied to right[Beltre to third];
    Sexson walked [Lopez to second];
    Morse hit a sacrifice fly to right [Beltre scored, Lopez to third]; Sexson stole second;
    Johjima walked;
    Bloomquist popped to catcher; (on the first pitch)

    MY OH MY!

  5. David J. Corcoran I on January 23rd, 2007 11:33 am

    I was at that game! Not a good game for Willie, either.

  6. Adam S on January 23rd, 2007 11:33 am

    Speaking as a Cubs fan, the Cubs aren’t quite sure what they’re doing (and I mean that as an objective statement as well as a criticism).

    The starting OF is Murton, Soriano, and Jones, which is pretty good except that they don’t have a CF. They were trying to move Jones — and put Murton in RF and find a CF — but that hasn’t happened. Jones seems to be unhappy that they’re trying to trade him. Soriano just recently “agreed” to play CF making all of this moot, except there’s some damage done in the relationship with Jones.

    Floyd is a hedge. If they do trade Jones, he can play a corner OF. If the whole Murton-Soriano-Jones thing works, he’s a good 4th OF and pinch hitter. And with pitchers and their SS, the Cubs will need to PH a lot. There’s talk of a platoon in LF with Murton, but I can’t see that you’d want to sit Murton to play Floyd. Personally I hope Jones stays and Pinella figures out how to sit him against lefties; he’s a heck of a player vs RHP and a great contract.

  7. msb on January 23rd, 2007 11:40 am

    It seems Lou would rather have Cliff Floyd. Why?

    Lou always likes another bat. or two. or three.

  8. Jim Thomsen on January 23rd, 2007 12:06 pm

    Ex-Mariner farmhands sign around the league, according to Baseball America:

    — Scott Youngbauer and Jamal Strong with Boston
    — Kenny Kelly with the Chicago White Sox
    — Mike Flannery with Cincinnati

    Also, the Mariners sign righthanded pitcher Aaron (10-0 for the Yanks in 2005!) Small, and well-traveled lefty reliever Matt Perisho.

  9. Otto on January 23rd, 2007 12:29 pm

    According to Rotoworld we don’t have to worry about Tomo Ohka in a Mariners Uni either. Another bullet dodged.

  10. BLYKMYK44 on January 23rd, 2007 1:43 pm

    Any feedback on the MLB/DirectTV exclusive deal?? Seems like a bunch of fans are whining about it…but it still looks like another smart deal by MLB.

    DirectTV exclusivity sure hasn’t killed the NFL fanbase.

  11. ChrisK on January 23rd, 2007 2:09 pm

    If folks are reading ESPN.com’s Hot Stove Heaters, notice that the Mariners have been singled out as a “Cold Plate Special” on 4 of the 9 articles:

    – Prospect in Minors (Clement)
    – Offseason Pitcher Acquisition (Batista)
    – General Manager (Bavasi)
    – Manager (Hargrove)

    Hopefully the last 2 will go away soon.

  12. JoeM on January 23rd, 2007 3:13 pm

    11 – ESPN is also running a fun little ‘Rank the GM’s’ deal. Billy Beane came out 1st followed by John Schuerholz and Theo Epstein. Our boy Bavasi came in 27th. Of course this is purely a non-scientific poll.

  13. RaoulDuke37 on January 23rd, 2007 3:30 pm

    Our boy Bavasi came in 27th. Of course this is purely a non-scientific poll.

    He was 26th yesterday when I voted.

  14. msb on January 23rd, 2007 3:56 pm

    so, Ohka to the Jays and Erstad to the White Sox “Darin Erstad will sign a one-year deal with the White Sox, MLB.com reports. An option for 2008 is included. Erstad is set to battle Brian Anderson and Ryan Sweeney for the center field job this spring. He could also play some left if Scott Podsednik isn’t going to be ready for the beginning of the season.”

  15. Karen on January 23rd, 2007 4:54 pm

    If enough of us vote, Bavasi can be 30th…. 🙂

  16. QuoVadis on January 23rd, 2007 5:50 pm

    Earlier today when I looked Bavasi WAS 30th. He was up to 27th again just a little bit ago. In the “rate the manager” survey on ESPN Hargrove is around the middle of the pack at #18. They don’t know the Mike Hargrove that we know.

  17. J on January 23rd, 2007 6:54 pm

    There’s a NRI list up at the M’s site now, even if it isn’t officially announced yet.

    Not terribly interesting, but it is news.

  18. joser on January 25th, 2007 10:20 am

    No way is Bavasi 30th. There are several assistant GMs around the league who are better than him. He’s 35th, 36th, easy.

    Hargrove, well, you could throw a dart at just about any minor league dugout and injure a comparably-talented coach (and that includes the times you’d just hit a wooden bench).

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